Behind the Curtain: Renee Zellweger expected to be a 'Hustler' on B'way, more

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger (Credit: Renee Zellweger (Getty Images))

Renee Zellweger
It's hard to believe that Renee Zellweger, who proved her musical theater talent in the Oscar-winning film "Chicago," has yet to play Broadway. As first reported by Deadline.com, Zellweger is slated to appear in an adaptation of the 1959 novel "The Hustler," which is best known for its 1961 film version starring Paul Newman.

'Rebecca' facing money troubles and delays
The musical "Rebecca" is in hot water again. The big-budget production was supposed to open on Broadway last season, but got delayed at the last minute because of serious money problems. Somehow, they were able to reschedule the musical to open at the same theater this fall. Now the producers have revealed that the show's future is once again in doubt due to the death of a major investor.

Broadway walk-on roles up for grabs
Do you long for the chance to "Seize the Day" along with the other striking newsboys, or to share your religious faith as a missionary in Uganda? Walk-on roles in musicals including "Newsies" and "The Book of Mormon" will be auctioned off as part of the 26th annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, which will be held Sept. 23.

Spotted ... Meredith Vieira and Josh Radnor at "Once"

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